We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community.
While we understand the end of your loved ones life is a time for grief and mourning, at Jones Jones Betts, we also think of it as a time for appreciation, reflection and even celebration, and it is evident in everything we do. From the way we conduct services to our down to earth approach we use in serving families in our community. We are not just a funeral home. We are a close knit staff dedicated to helping others in honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that fulfill a life. Thank you for the privilege of serving your family.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We are unique in that we own and operate the only local crematory facility, right here in the Wenatchee Valley. Our staff has over fifty years of combined experience in the funeral profession. This is a key component as it's important to us to provide expert guidance to the families we serve. Owner, Kevin Precht, and family are lifelong members of our community who live and work to serve North Central Washington with compassionate care. Our staff meet each family with caring, attentive and prompt service - from the initial transfer of your loved one into our care to following up with each family even after our services are no longer needed. Our goal is to create a beautiful, unique occasion, special to each person and family.
Jones & Jones Funeral Home and Betts Funeral Service were brought together in September of 2007. Jones & Jones was originally founded by D.W. Jones in Coulee City in 1903 before he and his wife established a permanent Wenatchee funeral home in 1914. Betts Funeral Service was established in 1948 and has always been locally owned. The purchase by the Precht family, owner of Betts since 1985, returned Jones & Jones to local ownership after a dozen years as a part of a large international corporation. The Precht family has been in the funeral business since 1940, beginning with Kevin's grandfather, Henry Precht.
A staff of caring professional funeral service providers have made Jones & Jones~Betts "the local choice." Jones & Jones~Betts serves all faiths, providing local, statewide, national and international service to cemeteries and mausoleums.
Our facility features the largest chapel of any North Central Washington funeral provider. The classic Tudor style architecture of the home, and nicely decorated interior, gives loved ones a comforting environment. Abundant on-site parking provides added convenience for family and friends who attend services.
We have learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. The community depends on us during difficult times, and we respond in kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion, when a service is planned and to always make you feel welcome and genuinely cared for.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Owner ~ Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Kevin Precht, Owner, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer of Jones & Jones - Betts Funeral Home. Kevin purchased Betts Funeral Home in 2003 and Jones & Jones in 2007 when the two merged to remain a locally owned and operated funeral home.
Kevin calls the Wenatchee Valley home. Happily married to Julianne; they have three children; daughter, Brielle and two sons, Conner and Cash. One of his greatest joys is spending time with his kids. Kevin also enjoys outdoor activities like boating and hiking.
Kevin is grateful for the ability and opportunity to create meaningful life celebrations with families in the community to heal from the loss of a loved one.
Family Counselor/Office Manager
Susan Rogers, a longtime employee at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home is a Office Manager who has given families the best of care for over 38 years. Susan and her husband, Phil live in Wenatchee. They have two daughters (two son-in-laws) and one son (daughter-in-law).
She is a proud grandma to eight grandchildren whom she loves spending time with. She is a member of Grace City Church. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working in her yard and flower gardens, and camping.
Susan is a valuable asset to the staff because of her compassion and eagerness to support and guide others during the loss of their loved ones.
She can be reached by phone (509) 662-1561 or by email [email protected].
Funeral Director / Location Manager
Originally born in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, Dante was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He served in the United States Marine Corps after high school. Dante went on to attend the University of New Mexico (Go Lobos) and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.
He has been blessed to serve families in need for nearly thirty years; most recently at Jones & Jones – Betts Funeral Home since 2015. He is a father to three wonderful children: Gemini, John and Marcel. He is a member of Saddlerock Presbyterian Church and also the Wenatchee Rotary. Dante serves on the State of Washington Funeral and Cemetery Board as well.
When he is not working, he can be found exercising at the YMCA or walking his dog, Iris, along the canal.
Dante can be reached at (509)662-1561 or by email at [email protected].
Chad Gouge is a Funeral Director/Embalmer at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Chad has more than 27 years of experience in the funeral industry. Before joining Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home in 2012, he worked at several funeral homes in Texas, Alaska and Washington State. Chad is highly skilled in the art of embalming and cosmetology. He received his Associates Degree from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas.
Chad enjoys spending time camping, fishing in the great outdoors. Chad is always available to serve and help families address any of their concerns.
Brian Ross is the Prearrangement Specialist at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Brian is a licensed Life Insurance Agent.
He lives in Cashmere, Washington and is married to Sarah Ross and they have four children, daughter, Ashelyn and three sons, Drew, Adam and A.J. and two granddaughters.
Brian is active in his church and community events. Brian enjoys spending time reading, camping, fishing and connecting with family and friends.
Brian consults with families about the value of pre-planning for burial or cremation and develops plans to meet their needs. Brian can be reached by phone at (509) 664-6187.
John has worked in funeral service for eight years after retiring as a teacher at the WSU Veterinary School. John lives in Wenatchee and is married to wife, Elaine. They have two children: a daughter, Jill and a son, Marc, and four grandsons.
He is a member of the Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Leavenworth City Band where John plays the tuba. John enjoys spending his time sailing, golfing, and fitness.
Kaitlyn lives in Wenatchee with her husband Ethan. She has been an administrative assistant at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home for over 6 years.
She has been serving the community as a member of the Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club for over 4 years. She enjoys cooking, playing with her dog Kangaroo, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kaitlyn can be reached by phone (509) 662-1561 or by email at [email protected].
Hailey is proud to serve as a funeral service and embalming intern with Jones & Jones - Betts Funeral Home.
Originally from Wyoming, she has called Wenatchee her home since August 2022. She currently attends Arapahoe Community College in pursuit of a Mortuary Science degree.
Hailey is a proud volunteer, actor and director with the Music Theatre of Wenatchee as well as the Numerica Performing Arts Center. When she is not in the office, you can catch her with friends exploring Wenatchee, volunteering at the next big event downtown, or even onstage at the PAC!
Hailey can be reached by phone at (509) 662-1561 or by email at [email protected].